Spicy black beans with tomatoes

Ingredients

2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 green bell pepper, seeded, de-ribbed, and chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded, de-ribbed, and chopped
2 cups cooked black beans
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
6 fresh plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped

2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro or parsley
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
4-5 parsley sprigs for garnish

How to prepare

In a large saut pan, heat the butter and olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and green and red peppers, and saut 4-6 minutes, until onions are translucent and vegetables are tender. Add the black beans and salt to taste. Add tomatoes and olive oil. Let cook another 5 minutes, until hot throughout. Add cilantro and mix well. Add cayenne pepper to taste and serve hot, garnished with sprigs of parsley. Makes 4-6 servings

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Greek chick-pea soup

Ingredients

1/2 lb dried chick-peas
2 garlic cloves, sliced
2 tsp baking soda
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup olive oil
6 to 8 cups water
2 med onions finely chopped
Strained fresh juice of 1 lemon
3 lb tomatoes chopped
1 lb bay leaf

How to prepare

Wash and soak chick-peas according to package directions. Drain and sprinkle with salt. Let stand 15 minutes.Remove husks by rubbing chick-peas between thumb and forefinger. Rinse well and drain. In a large pot,heat the oil and saute onions and peas stirring with a wooden spoon,until onions are translucent. Add tomatoes and stir over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Add bay leaf,garlic,salt and pepper, and 6 cups of water to start. Cover and bring to a boil, simmer, stirring occassionally for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or longer until peas are tender. Add more water it necessary. Remove from heat discard bay leaf and stir in lemon juice.

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White bean soup

Ingredients

1 lb dry white beans
7 cups hot water
1 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground marjoram

1/2 tsp dried dillweed
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions

How to prepare

Place the beans in a large pot and add enough water to cover; let them soak for 8 hours or overnight. Drain the beans. In the same pot, combine the beans, hot water and the remaining ingredients, except for the green onions, and place over med heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour, or until the beans are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the green onions; let the soup stand for 10 minutes before serving. Makes 4 main-course servings.

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One pot dinner

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
3/4 lb bacon, cut in small pieces
1 cup chopped onion
3 cans pork and beans
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 can butter limas, drained
1 cup catsup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp liquid smoke
3 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp salt
Dash of pepper

How to prepare

Brown ground beef in a skillet, drain off fat, put beef in crockpot. Brown bacon and onions together, drain off fat, add to pot. Add remaining ingredients. Stir. Cook on low.

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Crockpot boston baked beans

Ingredients

1 lb dried small white beans
6 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup molasses
2 tsp dry mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 med onion, chopped

1/4 lb salt pork

How to prepare

Put beans and water in slow cooker. Soak 6 hours or overnight. Cover pot and cook on high for 2-3 hours, until beans are tender. Drain, saving liquid.
Mix 1 cup liquid with salt, molasses, mustard, sugar and onion. Cut salt pork into 2-3 pieces. In slow cooker, combine beans, molasses mixture, and pork. Cover and cook for 10-12 hours. Yield: 6 servings

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Falafel – deep fried chick pea balls

Ingredients

1/2 cup burghul wheat (fine)
1 1/2 cups torn pocket bread
2 cups canned chick peas drained (garbanzo beans)
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp cilantro, minced

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
oil for frying(peanut oil works well)

How to prepare

1) in a deep plate, add wheat and spread out evenly, then add enough water to cover. Let soak until soft, then drain. Set aside.
2) soak torn bread in water, until moistened, then squeeze as much water as possible out of bread. Set aside.
3) in a food processor combine remaining ingredients, process until smooth. Then add wheat & bread and process until well incorporated.
4) let mixture rest for a half hour, then form 1″ balls
5) in a electric skillet set at 400

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Crostini with beans

Ingredients

4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 large garlic cloves, peeled and chopped fine, divided use
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 lb broccoli rabe, swiss chard or spinach, washed and trimmed
salt to taste

1 1/2 cups cooked and drained tuscan-style beans (see recipe)
6 1/2″ slices italian bread, lightly toasted

How to prepare

In a large saucepan, heat two tbsp of the olive oil, half the garlic and all of the red pepper over medium heat 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the greens and salt. If the greens are dry, add 2 tbsp water. Cover and cook until tender, about 10 minutes for broccoli rabe and swiss chard or 5 minutes for spinach. Meanwhile, in a medium-size saucepan, heat the remaining oil and garlic 1 minute. Stir in the beans, cover and cook over low heat until heated through. Coarsely mash the beans. Spread the beans over the toasted bread. Top with the greens and a spoonful of their cooking liquid. Serve immediately. Yield: makes 6 servings. Crostini with beans

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Steamed Pork Spareribs: Authentic Chinese Recipe

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This is my mom’s recipe for Chinese Steamed Pork Spareribs. It is cooked in the traditional way, with garlic, ginger and black beans. This dish is common in China’s Guangdong Province, including areas such as Hoiping and Toisan

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Steamed Pork Spareribs: Authentic Chinese Recipe

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Pinto beans & ham hocks

Ingredients

1 lb dry beans, pinto, red or black
1 lb sliced, smoked ham hocks
1 tbsp chives, chopped
1 med onion, chopped fine
garlic powder, to taste
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste

1 celery stalk, sliced very thin
1/8 tsp ginger, powdered

How to prepare

Starting the night before… Wash and sort beans. Rinse well. Pour into crock-pot. Add ham-hocks. Cover with water to just below rim. Add other ingredients. Cover and turn on high. After 2 hours, check water, fill to below rim, if needed. Turn to low and let cook for at least 18 hrs. Before serving, stir well and remove ham-hock bones. Reminder the longer it cooks, the better it tastes.
Serve with fresh, hot cornbread.

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Pasta y fagioli soup

Ingredients

40 oz can clamato juice
28 oz tomatoes, pureed
1 can consomme soup
1 can water
3 tbsp chicken soup base
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp hot paprika or chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 lb lean ground beef, cooked
1 med onion, chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
4 carrots, sliced thin
1/2 med cabbage shredded
19 oz can kidney beans
19 oz can navy beans
1 1/2 cups corkscrew pasta, boiled

How to prepare

Bring juice, tomatoes, consomm

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